Sound from mac to TV and thru speakers

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chuk23chuk, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. chuk23chuk macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2012
    I would like to plug my macbook into my TV and then have the sound come out from my surround sound speakers that my TV would normally go through. Right now I'm plugging an HDMI from my mac to the HDMI 3 where nothing is plugged in and the sound is coming out through the TV speakers.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    there are 2 ways to do this.

    1. route the sound from the TV to the surround speakers, either done via an optical cable or ARC if both your TV and Stereo support it

    2. run an optical cable from your mac to the speakers, you need a toslink to mini cable
    it will plug into the headphone jack, all macs for the past several years have had a dual optical/analog port.

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